A very scarce title
Wildeblood, Peter ~ Against The Law : First Issue
Weidenfeld And Nicolson : 1955
The First UK printing published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in 1955. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition. Mild pushing at the spine ends with light bumping of the corners. Toning of the text block and page edges due to the quality of the paper stock used. Some spotting to the text-block and the prelims, which has encroached onto the page edges in a few places. The WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good+ condition. Light edge-wear with a few small marks and toning to the spine. Some offsetting to the rear panel with moderate spotting which has come through to the flaps and panels in places. The wrapper is the first issue and is correctly priced at 16s. net. The wrapper presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover. 'In March 1954 Peter Wildeblood was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment for homosexual offences. The case in which he was involved - the 'Montagu Case' - was the subject of considerable controversy and was largely responsible for the Government's decision to set up a Committee to enquire into the whole question of homosexuality and the laws relating to it.' The classic account of a homosexual in 1950s Britain.
CONDITION: Very Good+
JACKET: Very Good+